Dinos, fossils and video production: Registration open for Burke summer programs

An ad for the Burke Museum's Summer Programs, including the UW PCC's Climate Quest 2009.

"With dinosaurs, fossils, climate change studies and now even video production -- the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture has much to offer young students of all grades with its summer programs, and registration is already open.

Climate Quest, for students entering grades 10 through 12. July 10, 13-18.
* A seven-day intensive course that combines climate science and video production. Students will learn the basic science of climate, the impact of climate change on the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change. Students will produce videos that creatively interpret climate change in the Puget Sound region in 2050 to communicate what they've learned to their peers and others. The course incorporates active learning projects, discussions with guests from the UW climate faculty and the Seattle business and government communities, and the opportunity to witness climate change first-hand in the field. (Created in partnership with the UW Program on Climate Change and the Master of Communication in Digital Media program.) Full Story